• WordNet 3.6
    • n steadfastness steadfast resolution
    • n steadfastness loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Steadfastness The quality or state of being steadfast; firmness; fixedness; constancy. "The steadfastness of your faith.""To prove her wifehood and her steadfastness ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steadfastness Firmness; strength.
    • n steadfastness Stability and firmness; fixedness in place or position.
    • n steadfastness Stability of mind or purpose; resolution; constancy; faithfulness; endurance.
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  • George Marshall
    George Marshall
    “Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.”
  • Euripides
    “Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.”
  • J. Swartz
    J. Swartz
    “Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.”
  • John Milton
    “Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.”


In literature:

Alice had steadfastly refused to give any aid.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Our ease has been gained through their labours and sufferings and steadfastness.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
There was a light in one of them, and his eyes seemed to be steadfastly fixed on it.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Felicita did not speak when she entered the room, but looked at him with a steadfastness in her dark sad eyes which again dimmed his with tears.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
The special glory of this man's life was his steadfast and brave opposition to the witchcraft mania of 1692.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
Go only steadfastly forward, weary pilgrim, go, go, and thou wilt come to the holy land!
"Strife and Peace" by Fredrika Bremer
Then he thought of the honest eyes as they had looked into his, clear and steadfast.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
I can find no steadfast happiness.
"Women's Wild Oats" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Were it not for the steadfast love and faith of this noble soul, Wagner must surely have fallen by the way.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
However, I put upon myself a steadfast front and listened.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
And how beautiful, how steadfast, Tom's affection for her had been!
"Grace Harlowe's Problem" by Jessie Graham Flower
I blushed at his bold and steadfast scrutiny, and drew involuntarily nearer to Ernest.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Both were turned from me, and fixed steadfastly upon his intended victim.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The very fact that others thought ill made it all the more incumbent upon me to be steadfast and undoubting.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
How gladly would she have gone to Humphrey, how thankfully felt the support of his honest and steadfast love.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
You are firm, immovable, steadfast, patient.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Of all men I know he is the most steadfast in his purpose.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
She is steadfast; her step is measured, her exceptions rare, her laws immutable.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
Now all this while that other knight had been sitting very steadfastly observing Sir Percival what he was about.
"The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions" by Howard Pyle
Booty was the uncertain gain for which the soldier staked his life, and the hope of it kept him steadfast in the most desperate situations.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag

In poetry:

"I thin he waits to welcome me
Unto God's glorious aisle, —
To greet me with those steadfast eyes
And that serenest smile."
"The Comrade" by Cicely Fox Smith
And liftest to me thy steadfast eyes,
Calm as if heaven looked through.
Do all the maidens in Norway
Have eyes so clear and blue?
"Thora" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
She follow'd him, prepared to view
The terrible behests of law;
And the last scene of Jemmy's woes,
With calm and steadfast eye she saw.
"Jemmy Dawson" by William Shenstone
Visions haunt us from our childhood
Of a love so pure, so true,
Time and tears, and care and anguish,
Leave it steadfast, fair and new;--
"Mona Lisa" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Pain or pleasure, now may you plant
Even which it please you steadfastly;
Do which you list, I shall not want
To be your servant secretly.
"The Heart and Service" by Thomas Wyatt
She is not Folly — that I know.
Her steadfast eyelids tell me so
When, at the hour the lights divide,
She steals as summonsed to my side.
"The Playmate" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

He was faithful, loyal, and steadfast.
Our steadfast pursuit of a freer Saudi Arabia.
Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola first collaborated several years ago on Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Spectra, 2007).
In few arenas is this axiom more consequential—or more steadfastly ignored—than in the criminal justice system.
Meet three figures who endured abuse, torture and even death at the hands of Church representatives, yet remained steadfast in their Catholic faith.
Putting a spotlight on the reality of domestic violence with Suzanne Perry, a former victim, standing steadfast in the center.
It is a learning community that has charted its course with a steadfast commitment to excellence since it was founded in 1869.
Casey James remains steadfast in his No Shave November commitment.
More than 100 years old, it's a steadfast presence in an ever-changing landscape.
A Steadfast Denial of Guilt, Backed by Victim's Kin.
Articles Tagged with " Steadfast Property Holdings".
Items Tagged with ' Steadfast Property Holdings'.
Long lines and voters steadfast in their beliefs.
Maui Cultural Lands honors its steadfast volunteers.
Urlacher steadfast in belief he will start opener.

In science:

EGO is not yet on the drawing boards; rather, its strain sensitivity as plotted in Fig. 1 should be viewed as a summary of what is believed to be possible with steadfast advances in interferometer technology over the next decade or so.
Compact binary inspiral and the science potential of third-generation ground-based gravitational wave detectors
But I wager that most of us will be surprised to learn, as I have through reading these volumes, how steadfast was Einstein in applying the principles and methods that lay at the standard core of early twentieth century theoretical physics.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
These field equations were also rejected, but in a series of steps analyzed by Janssen and Renn, Einstein slowly and steadfastly worked his way back to them and published them in the tumultuous month of November, 1915.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
Dicke (1964), for example, maintained steadfastly that the difference is substantial, justifying his position with his surface oblateness measurements with Goldenberg (see Dicke & Goldenberg 1967, 1974), and arguing that viscous stresses in the radiative interior were insufficient to tie the core to the surface.
Heliophysics gleaned from seismology